Uganda Police chief Gen Kale Kayihura has spoken out on the progress of the investigations into the murders in Entebbe and Nansana municipalities that have claimed 17 lives in just three months.
The Inspector General of Police Gen Kayihura spoke to locals at Royal Gardens in Nansana on Monday afternoon.
On the murders in Nansana, Kayihura said a local businessman was behind the killings, according to a confession from one of the suspects.
“He [the suspect] personally told me he had killed eight women after being contracted by one Tumuhimbise, a local businessman for ritual sacrifices,” Kayihura said.
Kayihura said the Entebbe murders could be related to the Nansana killings – both being engineered by ritual sacrifices and businessmen.
“We are still trying to look for any other motives behind the killings but it seems there is a connection [between the murders in Entebbe and those in Nansana].”
“We are still trying to look for any other motives behind the killings but it seems there is a connection.”
According to Kayihura, 11 of the 17 murdered women were sex workers, one a school girl while five were killed by their lovers.
The women in both Nansana and Entebbe murders are first raped, then killed.
LOCALS SPEAK OUT
But the residents blamed police for releasing criminals who go back to communities and commit more crime.
FEATURED PHOTO: Kayihura arrives in Nansana Monday afternoon. PHOTO/COURTESY